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Calipari on blowing a 21-point lead: “I’m coaching a different type of team”

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Has one of John Calipari’s teams ever blown a 21-point lead?

“Historically, if my teams get up ten, it’s like 102,” Cal said. “I’m coaching a different type of team.”

Kentucky was an inconsistent mess tonight, looking brilliant for 15 minutes and horrendous for 25. Calipari chalked it up to his team still not making winning plays on a regular basis.

“We’re not there. Still, we’ve got a good team, obviously we’ve shown it. We showed it for 15 minutes today and then we revert and then — we just didn’t have the fight that you need to go on the road and win.”

Calipari was extremely animated on the sidelines, but when asked if he was “going crazy” after tonight’s loss, he shrugged.

“No, I’ve done this 30 years and I’ve had teams up and down. I’m just ready to get on the plane because I don’t want to bus back,” Calipari said of the severe weather about to hit Knoxville.

“I’m just trying to demand that they do it the right way and I’m asking them why did you do that, why didn’t you do what we’re teaching, why are you trying to break off, why are you — then when they do the same thing three times, I get a little more aggressive. Then I’m — obviously you’re not hearing me, so I’m going to say this louder and a little bit closer to your face so you hear me then.”

Then what do they say?

“Mumble, mumble, mumble,” Cal joked.

Did Cal think UK was past this sort of performance?

“No, because it’s a long season. Here’s what I say. We had four unbelievable efforts in a row. It’s hard to have ten of those. But when you get up 21, you know, alright we ain’t giving this up. I’m not taking this shot, I’m not losing this man, because we’re going to win this game. They don’t think that way.”

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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22 Comments for Calipari on blowing a 21-point lead: “I’m coaching a different type of team”



  1. beaudiddy
    10:18 pm February 2, 2016 Permalink

    Pull skals scholarship and send him back to Hati.



    • UK Big Board Update
      10:35 pm February 2, 2016 Permalink

      You are a trolling, miserable piece of shit loser.

      Congrats.



    • UK Big Board Update
      10:38 pm February 2, 2016 Permalink

      You non-spelling, knuckle dragging mouth breather.



    • big cat
      11:00 pm February 2, 2016 Permalink

      UK Big Board are Cal Shit for dinner and washed it down with orange koolaid…..quit trolling bastard….be original….geez you stupid ass!!!!



    • UK Big Board Update
      11:02 pm February 2, 2016 Permalink

      Quit trolling, Tard.



    • UK Big Board Update
      11:06 pm February 2, 2016 Permalink

      Don’t you have some meth to do in Ekron?



  2. rainman
    10:21 pm February 2, 2016 Permalink

    I’ll get ripped for this, but I call BS!
    Doesn’t seem to be much WINNING COACHING going on either!
    It’s been said many times, by many great coaches,”the BENCH is a great motivator”!
    But NOT if you don’t use it! Guys don’t do what the Coach asks, SIT THEM! Seems simple to me!

    I’d rather lose with guys who give effort, rather than win with ones who don’t!
    Go ahead, rip me, I can take it!



    • Wildcat Sheli
      10:30 pm February 2, 2016 Permalink

      I do recall in 2012-2013, Cal saying he would use the bench as a motivator in the future. It did work extraordinarily well in subsequent seasons. But there was such a de-emphasis on platooning this season, it’s been different. Would’ve thought some players on the bench could have contributed more by now.



  3. hweathers
    10:24 pm February 2, 2016 Permalink

    I’ve been a cat fan for many years and I believe there is going to be a lot of disappointment come tournament time.



    • big cat
      11:02 pm February 2, 2016 Permalink

      yep….west seed folks….IF we make it…



    • UK Big Board Update
      11:03 pm February 2, 2016 Permalink

      Everyone sucks, we’ll make the tournament.



  4. Wildcat Sheli
    10:25 pm February 2, 2016 Permalink

    For whatever it’s worth, I’ve been tracking this year’s team record with our 2010-2011 team. Their 4th loss came on Jan 18; this year’s was on Jan 16. In 2011, the 5th & 6th losses were back-to-back on February 1st and 5th. This year, also back-to-back, they’ve come on January 30th and February 2nd.



  5. Jiminy Crickets
    10:27 pm February 2, 2016 Permalink

    a loss after being up 21 against a 0.500 team that just lost to TCU is not “a different kind of team”. Cal is starting to sound like he did in 2014 with the “these guys are not coachable” crap he fed us when he took a team with five 5-star recruits to the NIT.



  6. DennyC
    10:29 pm February 2, 2016 Permalink

    No 7 NBA players on the is years roster . . . time for CAL to PROVE he can coach UP players. . . so far, I’m not impressed . . . turble . . .



    • UK Big Board Update
      10:36 pm February 2, 2016 Permalink

      8-1, pu$$y.



    • big cat
      11:04 pm February 2, 2016 Permalink

      Cal got hosed with Donnie Tyndall’s leftovers at UT…LMFAO….bet Donnie is lovin it too…



    • UK Big Board Update
      11:06 pm February 2, 2016 Permalink

      8-1, big cat. Now, go finish off your meth and hop in bed with your sister.



  7. catdaddyd
    10:58 pm February 2, 2016 Permalink

    Indiana is looking like a final four team. I think my head is going to explode.



    • UK Big Board Update
      11:00 pm February 2, 2016 Permalink

      LMAO!! You’re delusional.



  8. Big johnson
    5:01 am February 3, 2016 Permalink

    Skal and Lee are non-factors in the post and probably doom us for the rest of the season. And as for all of you who say cal can’t coach, how many of you are in the hall of fame?



    • UK Big Board Update
      11:41 am February 3, 2016 Permalink

      Are you talking like the Kentucky Meth Addict Hall of Fame…???